Sesame-Rosemary Roasted Almonds
Ingredients: (note – use organic whenever possible)
1 T maple syrup
2 T sesame oil
1/4 t kosher salt
1 T raw sesame seeds
1/2 t chopped fresh rosemary
1 1/4 C raw almonds
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the maple syrup, sesame oil, kosher salt, sesame seeds and chopped fresh rosemary. Stir well. Add the almonds into the bowl and fold them into the mixture, making sure that each almond gets well-coated with the sesame seeds.
Pour the coated almonds onto the sheet pan. Spread them out so that they’re not touching each other.
Bake for 15 minutes, until the almonds are beginning to turn a darker brown caramel color, but are not burning. Remove from the oven, but allow to cool on the sheet pan for at least an hour.
Once cool, place in an air-tight container to keep crisp.
recipe yields 3-4 servings
double the recipe to yield more servings
almonds will stay crisp in an air-tight container for a few days